Jackie Robinson

Baseball Legend   As the first African American to play in baseball's major league since the 1880's, Jackie Robinson is respected for his courage, talent and his many contributions to the world of sports.  The barrier-breaking, record-shattering All-Star led his team to countless victories over the course of his nine-year career, including a World Series Championship in 1955.  Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, the Brooklyn Dodgers' legendary second baseman made the number 42 jersey one of the most prized relics in sport's history.  Today, the world continues to honor the man whom not only tore down precedents in baseball, but triumphed against racism in America.

 

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